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Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 16:24:46 -0500
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: upset2 improvement for automatic /usr/info/dir generation
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As hinted in the cygwin mailing list, I've added some functionality to
upset2 which I intend on using to automatically generate the
/usr/info/dir file.

I've added an 'autodep' field which introduces a regex.  The regex is
supposed to match a filename.  If the filename occurs in any package,
then the package which introduced the regex is automatically added to
the requires list for that package.

So, for instance, I've added a new update-info-dir package.  It only
contains a postinstall file which iterates over /usr/info/*.info.

The setup.hint file looks like this:

  sdesc: "Generate info/dir file automatically"
  category: PostInstall
  requires: texinfo ash
  autodep: usr/info/.*\.info
  incver_ifdep: yes

As you can see, there is another field in this file: 'incver_ifdep'.
This is used to autoincrement the version number if the file is found in
a dependency list, essentially renaming update-info-dir-00000-1.tar.bz2
to update-info-dir-00001-1.tar.bz2.  This will force setup.exe to
download the file and run the script.

I'm not wild about the incver_ifdep but it seems like the only way to
accomplish what I want without making changes to setup.exe.  Possibly, I
could leave the filename alone and just increment the version number.  I
suspect that would confuse setup.exe, though.

Anyway, I'll be implementing this in the next couple of days.  This is
just a heads up.  This means that special "generate info file" logic
can safely be removed from setup, I think.

Btw, I tried to write a "update only changed info files" program to
avoid the overhead of running install-info on every single file but it
proved to be infeasible to do this due to irregularities in info file


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